The first time we took a cruise around the British Isles was because we had never been to Ireland.We enjoyed the cruise so much that this is now the third time we have done it.
Our first stop was Guernsey and we did what we had done the first time
and caught the local bus which goes all the way around the island for
£2. Much better value than the $40 or so that the ship tour costs.
Leaving Guernsey we headed for Cobh (pronounced Cove) which was formerly known as Queenstown and was the last port of call of Titanic.We caught the train into Cork and we were going to get the HoHo bus but when we got to Cork there was a locally operated open top bus at the station, so we decided to take that one instead. It was a good choice. The guide had everyone in fits of laughter from start to finish.
The bus took us around some of the sights of Cork and on to Blarney Castle which will be in the next post.